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Carmel DeAmicis

  1. This iPad app helps keep the Air Force from crashing planes. So why is no one talking about it?

    Every once in awhile you stumble across a company that’s doing something so important you can’t believe you haven’t heard of it before. Then you Google them to see how you missed it, and nothing comes up. And then you email the founder for an interview, after a very kind introduction from someone else, and they ignore you for weeks before they finally say, "Alright, fine, sigh" -- they’ll chat on the phone for a bit. But only on Thursday. And only at 4 pm. And only for thirty minutes. Because the founder is too busy the rest of the time.

    By Carmel DeAmicis

    From the News desk

  2. After I write about ridesharing series cutting their prices to the bone, Lyft decides to go even further

    How kind. I just received a text message telling me I'm a Lyft "pioneer" (whatever that means) and offering me ten free rides.

    By Carmel DeAmicis

    From the News desk

  3. Drowning in venture capital, mobile startups are waging unsustainable price wars

    When millions -- or even hundred of millions -- in venture capital is powering your startup engine, profits are often a distant concern. It’s with this bizarro economic calculus that we stand by and watch an entire sector of on-demand mobile-first startups compete in the kind of price wars that will leave a handful victorious, many bloodied, and more still gasping their last breaths, lucky to be sold at acquihire prices.

    By Carmel DeAmicis

    From the News desk

  4. The Bay Area gets UberX's 25 percent price cut...weeks after the rest of the nation

    Surprise surprise, in the latest ongoing saga of ridesharing price wars, UberX has cut its Bay Area prices 25 percent. I guess that’s what you do to celebrate after raising a $1.2 billion venture round.

    By Carmel DeAmicis

    From the News desk

  5. A skeptic's ode to Uber

    Of all the companies I’ve covered in my time at Pando, by far I have lobbed the most crap at Uber. It was perfectly deserved, reporting that needed to be done on their shoddy background check practices, the gaps in their insurance coverage, the way they treat passengers who have been assaulted and reporters who are trying to uncover the truth.

    By Carmel DeAmicis

    From the News desk

  6. Steve Case on the road: Just as the going gets big, the big leave Nashville

    The Nashville fireside chat is a far cry from its Rise of the Rest tour predecessors. The audience sits in a pristine carpeted room, on the 28th floor of a corporate sky rise, looking out through wall to ceiling windows on the greenery of the city. In the distance, the Titans football stadium looms.

    By Carmel DeAmicis

    From the News desk

  7. The best and worst of startup Cincinnati comes down to its Fortune 500s

    It’s fitting that of all the stops on Steve Case’s Rise of the Rest tour, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce chose to join up in Cincinnati. It is, after all, a place where corporate America meets the startup world. The two converge, clash, cooperate, compete, help each other, hurt each other, and generally exist in a fucked up synergistic relationship. They represent both sides of America’s economic past and future, and as we covered, Penny Pritzker was there taking it all in. (In case you missed it, here's our rundown on the Detroit and Pittsburgh stops).

    By Carmel DeAmicis

    From the News desk

  8. The U.S. Secretary of Commerce: We are nowhere with immigration and the clock is ticking

    Today on Steve Case's Rise of the Rest tour, US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker said something that would make any Silicon Valley entrepreneur’s eyes roll: “We like to think we’re the department of innovation!”

    By Carmel DeAmicis

    From the News desk

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